Comparing Workplace Benefits Packages

Most of us know that negotiating our salary is important, but there's more to compensation than just the amount on your paycheck. It’s important to understand and (where possible) to enhance your benefits so you can be sure your time is being compensated equitably. Here are some of the things you'll want to look for ...

Student Internship Stories: Chloe McKim Jepsen (CAS’22), Massachusetts Housing Coalition

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? CMJ: I served as the Marketing and Policy Intern for the Massachusetts Housing Coalition, a new nonprofit organization based in Boston. MHC aims to promote the creation of affordable housing in Massachusetts through advocacy of adequate access to transportation, sustainable practices, and racial social, and ...

Top Five Etiquette Mistakes New Workers Make

The job search can be such a long and strenuous process that it can be difficult to find time to prepare for starting your new job itself. Your first job will be a completely new learning experience, and many find it is quite different from the college experience. There are new expectations, new norms, and ...

Student Internship Stories: Anna Yingst (CAS’22) Environment Colorado

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? During the fall semester of 2020, I worked as a campaign assistant with Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center. Environment Colorado’s mission is to make the world a greener and healthier place for all, with help from people who care deeply about the environment and ...

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Have you ever felt you are not as smart as your peers? Are you constantly comparing yourself to others? Do you set unrealistic expectations for yourself?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions above, you might be experiencing impostor syndrome. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of impostor syndrome is, “a psychological condition that ...

Student Internship Stories: Marielis Rosa (CAS’23) Volunteer Lawyers Project

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? MR: I worked in the DotHouse Legal Clinic at the VLP, a Medical Legal Partnership with DotHouse Health, a health care center in Dorchester, MA. I would describe my role at the clinic as an intake case manager. My supervisors assigned me cases referred to ...

Salary Negotiation: Is it Rude? (Hint: It’s Not!)

At some point in your working life, you’ll be faced with the question of whether or not to enter into a salary negotiation. I know it can really feel like putting yourself out there, but the best advice I can give you is to be honest and communicative about what you need and to stand ...

Student Internship Stories: Mariam Bashiru (SAR ’23), Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? MB: If you said to me that I would work in an eating disorder clinic last year, I wouldn’t believe it. Even though I knew general information about eating disorders, they were still an enigma to me. So when I found this internship opportunity at ...

Managing Your Workload as a New Professional

As you transition to a professional role, one of the first skills that will be put to the test is your ability to manage your workload. No one is going to monitor your progress and remind you of your deadlines, so it is paramount that you take control and set yourself up for success.  Here ...

5 Logistical Tips for Virtual Interviews

Numerous companies are opting for virtual interviews, and we might overlook the mechanics when focusing on how to get ready to meet interviewers online. Here are 5 essential practices to keep in mind as you prepare: Declutter your background. Remove any mess that is visible within the camera. Putting away any potential distractions will make ...

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